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Chennai to Bangalore 250610

It was another enjoyable drive, with KM hogging the driving for the most part as usual. He is very creative about why I shouldn't drive..."You had a headache in the morning." "You may get a headache after driving." "The traffic is dense, so I'll drive." "The traffic is very light now so I can get the pleasure of driving." "The car is behaving well, so I'll enjoy driving." "The car is misbehaving, so I'd better drive."... and so it goes...I got to drive only for an hour, and the rest of the time, had to sit by:


km driving 250610

But of course, on this trip, we all knew who was in the driver's seat!

km and biddly 250610





We started with the statue of the kaLari pAyattu swordsmen at Gemini circle:

kaLari statue gemini 250610


I loved the saree display at Jyoti Fashions!

jyoti sari fashions 250610

We passed our local Ferraris (don't believe me? Look at the door handles!)... don't miss the "Icee" salwar behind....

ferrari and icee salwar

We passed the majestic windmill that, hopefully, cuts down the power bills by harnessing sustainable energy:

windmill 250610

We had a piss pit-stop, and I spotted this Red-Wattled Lapwing in the distance:

red-wattled lapwing 250610


D and I enjoyed snapping the Dragonflies as they perched on the tips of the twigs:


dragonfly 250610


At Aryaas Hotel in Vellore, I enjoyed this beautiful kOlam:

aryaas kolam vellore

The Vellore Fort ruins looked impressive...

vellore fort 250610

And as we neared Krishnagiri, the rocky landscape dominated the skyline:

krishnagiri cliffs 250610



krishnagiri landscape 250610

I also saw this swimming lady on the side of a bus, which reminded me that I need to get back to regular exercise....


swimming lady bus 250610


We had some rain on the way, and it was wonderful to see this ice cloud forming:

ice cloud 250610




Sunset brought us to Hosur, and so back home:


sunset 250610

I also solved the mystery of the

upside-down building


...but that's the next post.

My KTB is home and the next 2 weeks are going to be devoted to her....while her mother takes an accelerated certification course, I can spoil her silly!
Tags: bangalore, birding, chennai, daughter, dragonflies, driving, families, grand, highway, humour, nature, saree, scenery, swimming, travel, weather
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